Eleven percent of American children have been diagnosed with ADHD. And the medical community is still trying to figure out the most effective way to treat these kids. This hour, we’ll talk about an approach that emphasizes therapy over medication with family therapist Marilyn Wedge, author of A Disease Called Childhood: Why ADHD Became an American Epidemic (Avery).
Dr. Denton A. Cooley holds up a Jarvick-7 heart pump model at a press conference on Tuesday, April 20, 1989 in Houston, while discussing the 20 year anniversary of the first implant of an artificial heart in a man. Cooley was the surgeon who performed the operation in 1969. Pam MacDonald/AP Photo
Actors Jim Carrey, center, Jenny McCarthy, right, accompanied by Carrey's daughter Jane, and others, holds up photos of Evan Asher, son of McCarthy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 4, 2008, during a rally calling for the elimination of toxins from children's vaccines. Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo